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Author Cleminson, Richard

Title Catholicism, race and empire : eugenics in Portugal, 1900-1950 / Richard Cleminson
Published Budapest : Central European University Press, 2014


Description 1 online resource
Series CEU press studies in the history of medicine
Contents Introductino -- The birth of eugenics in Portugal : early debates and the social and scientific context, 1900-1927 -- Between consolidation and institutionalisation : eugenics, Catholic opposition and the Salazar regime, 1927-1933 -- Apogee and decline : from the establishment of the eugenics society to dissolution into the centre for demographic studies, 1934-1960 -- Race, eugenics and miscegenation in the Portuguese metropole and overseas territories -- Conclusion
Summary This monograph places the science and ideology of eugenics in early twentieth-century Portugal within the context of the development of eugenics in other countries in the same period. The author argues that three factors governed the impact of eugenics in Portugal: a low level of institutionalization, opposition from Catholics and the conservative nature of the Salazar regime. In Portugal eugenic science was confined to three expressions: individualized studies on mental health, often from a 'biotypological' perspective; a particular stance on racial miscegenation in the context of the substan
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Catholic Church -- Portugal -- History
SUBJECT Catholic Church. fast (OCoLC)fst00531720
Subject Eugenics -- Portugal -- History
Social justice -- Portugal -- History
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Infrastructure.
MEDICAL -- History.
Race relations.
Social justice.
SUBJECT Portugal -- Race relations -- History
Subject Portugal.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9633860296